JJ Abrams brought Star Trek back to life in 2009, was there any ever doubt he'd do the same for Star Wars? Of course, that being said, it is JJ Abrams, as always, we should expect a major character death from the man that killed Kirk's dad, Spock's mom, and everyone on LOST.
Why Han, JJ?! Why?!
I loved seeing familiar faces, and love the new characters, Rey, Poe, Maz, Finn, Kylo, BB-8 (he is so adorable!!!)...I saw the movie twice in one week. The first, with a group of at least 30 friends, and the second with my parents. Both showings were $5 matinees. Oh, yes, I'm happy to have spent all of $10 having a good time with my family and friends, and am eagerly awaiting the next installment. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must get a BB-8 plushie, Rey poster, and a purple lightsaber.